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Cultural Studies

One of the only programs of its kind in Canada, Cultural Studies invites you to explore the hidden significance of everyday life. You can choose from a diverse range of courses that offer theoretical and practical paths into visual arts, media, film, theatre, music, creative writing, pop culture, and more. You will learn to question and analyze the notion of culture itself, to decode its complex systems of messages, and ultimately to understand how culture finds and makes meaning in our everyday lives. 

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Specialize in Image, Sound & Performance, Writing & Narrative, Film, Video & Media, or Social Thought, or take a comprehensive approach
  • Create culture yourself through workshops taught by renowned theatre directors, artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers
  • Uncover and make sense of cultural phenomena – and then make them strange again, in whole new ways

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Advertising and Marketing Executive
  • Author
  • Web Content Manager
  • Events Planner
  • Game Creator
  • Radio or Television Producer
  • Videographer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Cultural Critic